Cycle Superhighways Copenhagen

Format
Brief

City
Copenhagen

Country
Denmark

Metro Area
Copenhagen

Project Type
District/Corridor/Community

Land Uses
Bicycle Lanes
Connected Regional Bicycle Paths
Open space

Keywords
Active transportation
Bicycle commute
Bike-friendly
Coalition-built
Connecting paths
Energy-efficient
Healthy place features
Major infrastructure
Pedestrian-friendly development
Superhighway
Sustainable development
Synchronized traffic lights

Date Started
2015

Date Opened
2015

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In 2012, the first of a planned network of 28 “cycle superhighways” opened in Copenhagen, with a second route opening in 2013. These upgraded bike paths connect the central city with suburban areas and link residential neighborhoods, schools, and business districts.

The cycle superhighways were planned to meet the needs of commuters in outlying parts of the Copenhagen region by creating long-distance routes with consistent, high-quality design standards. The project is intended to entice thousands of daily commuters to switch from driving to bicycling, thereby decreasing traffic congestion, carbon emissions, and health care costs, while increasing the quality of life of area residents.

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Format
Brief

City
Copenhagen

Country
Denmark

Metro Area
Copenhagen

Project Type
District/Corridor/Community

Land Uses
Bicycle Lanes
Connected Regional Bicycle Paths
Open space

Keywords
Active transportation
Bicycle commute
Bike-friendly
Coalition-built
Connecting paths
Energy-efficient
Healthy place features
Major infrastructure
Pedestrian-friendly development
Superhighway
Sustainable development
Synchronized traffic lights

Date Started
2015

Date Opened
2015

Organizational Leads
Capital Region of Denmark
23 municipal governments

Funding
Capital Region of Denmark
Danish government
23 municipal governments

Maintenance and Upkeep
Joint agreement between local municipalities

Principal Author(s)
Rachel MacCleery, Ed McMahon, Matthew Norris

Source
Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier
http://uli.org/report/active-transportation-real-estate-next-frontier/